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High speed Internet fibre rings to link major cities next year

ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Science and Technology Prof. Atta-ur-Rehman said that high speed internet fibre rings will be laid around all major cities and linked together by early next year. Addressing a seminar on Data Warehousing organized by NCR Corporation, the minister said, “these high speed internet fibre links will be our information highways.” Prof. […]


Foreign media teams arrives in Sukkur for polls coverage

SUKKUR- Several teams of foreign journalists have arrived here to cover the second phase of local bodies (LB) elections being held in Sukkur, Khairpur, Ghotki, Naushehro Feroze Nawabshah districts on March 21. Correspondents of some foreign news agencies arrived and interviewed leaders of various political parties about the prospect position of their candidates and the […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) team meets Wage Board chief

ISLAMABAD- A delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, led by APNS President Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, held an informal meeting with Chairman of Seventh Wage Board for Newspapers Employees Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan. The meeting was facilitated by Information Secretary Syed Anwar Mahmood in a bid to resolve the ensuing deadlock caused by the non-appearance of employers’ […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) team meets Wage Board chief

ISLAMABAD- A delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, led by APNS President Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, held an informal meeting with Chairman of Seventh Wage Board for Newspapers Employees Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan. The meeting was facilitated by Information Secretary Syed Anwar Mahmood in a bid to resolve the ensuing deadlock caused by the non-appearance of employers’ […]


Journalists in Pakistan prone to self-censorship

THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE GEN. PERVEZ MUSHARRAF sought to create an impression of benign rule last year. In part, this meant avoiding the bare-knuckle tactics that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif used to control the press. However, Musharraf’s patience with his critics seemed to be wearing thin toward the end of 2000, and […]


Cyber cafes at post offices from 31st

MULTAN- The Postal Services Corporation has signed an agreement with Paknet to establish cyber cafes at major post offices in the country from March 31. This was stated by Postal Services director-general Masudul Hasan while briefing newsmen. He said the postal staff would be trained to operate the computers for providing e-mail facility to the […]


NCR to invest $12m in Information Technology sector

ISLAMABAD- NCR Pakistan, a unit of United States (US) based NCR Corporation, pledged a $ 12 million investment in the next three years, as part of its expansion progmmme in Pakistan’s IT sector. Celebrating its completion of 50 years in Pakistan, the country manager of NCR Pakistan Veqar-ul-Islam said the company was launching its Internet […]


Cyber Cafes to be set up at railway stations

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Railways (PR) signed and agreement with Catalyst Communication (Pvt.) Ltd. for setting up of Cyber Cafes at various Railway Stations. The new agreement is part of the efforts by the PR to upgrade the facilities to passengers at railway stations and to enhance their image. On behalf of Pakistan Railways Secretary and Chairman […]


Comsats to run Centre on commercial basis

ISLAMABAD- The administrative control of COMSATS-COMSTECH MT MIT Centre Karachi will be given to some established and well-reputed professional organization to run it on commercial and professional basis. This was decided at a meeting of Board of Governors of the Centre under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for Science and Technology and Coordinator General of […]


lT revolution to generate employment opportunities

KARACHI- Information Technology (IT) can generate employment opportunities by absorbing thousands of skilled men annual in the country. Chief of the APTECH Computer Education Dr Junaid Ahmad said this on the occasion of the induction of second batch of journalists into a computer-training programme. He said Pakistan was producing 3,000 IT experts every year against […]


Wage Board chief asks Apnec to submit demands

KARACHI- The Chairman of Seventh Wage Board for Newspaper Workers, Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan, asked All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec) to submit memorandum of demands so that it could be forwarded to the representatives of newspaper owners. The Board concluded its two-day meeting at Qasr-e-Naz. The newspaper owners continued its boycott. The Board chairman […]


Wage Board meeting held

KARACHI- The seventh meeting of Seventh Wage Board was held at Qasr-e-Naz under the chairmanship of Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan. Representatives of newspapers employees including Abdul Hanleed Chaapra, 1.H. Rashid, Pervez Shaukat, Majid Fauz, Seventh Wage Board Secretary Amir Sial, former Apnec chairman Shafiuddin Ashraf, presidents of Karachi Union of Journalist (KUJ) and Karachi Press […]


Four newsmen held responsible

PESHAWAR- The managing editor and news editor, along with a sub-editor and composer of The Frontier Post have been held responsible for publication of the blasphemous letter in the daily by a Judicial Tribunal constituted by the government. The one-man tribunal of Justice Qaim Jan Khan of the Peshawar High Court, according to a press […]


Virtual IT varsity to start functioning from this summer: Atta

KARACHI- The virtual 1nformation Technology (IT) university in the country will start functioning later this summer. This was stated by Federal Science and Technology Minister Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman. He termed this as a major programme towards the spread of information technology in the country. The minister said the offices of this very university would be […]